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Councillor Lyn Walters

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Councillor  Lyn Walters
04 May 2023
First Elected
05 May 2011
Bocking Blackwater
37 Braiding Crescent
Mobile Telephone No:
07947 775107

Job Title:

Election History

Thu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015 Re-elected
Thu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019 Retirement and re-elected
Thu 9 May 2019 Wed 3 May 2023 Local Elections - May 2023
Thu 4 May 2023  

Party Representation History

ConservativeFri 1 Nov 2013 Wed 6 May 2015
ConservativeThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
ConservativeThu 9 May 2019

Ward Representation History

Braintree SouthThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
Bocking BlackwaterThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
Bocking BlackwaterThu 9 May 2019 Wed 3 May 2023
Bocking BlackwaterThu 4 May 2023

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring OfficerView
There are no register of interest records for this member.

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
There are no meeting declarations for this member.
Wed, 27 Mar 2024Operations/Waste Changes and Climate Change 
Wed, 6 Mar 2024Housing 
Wed, 7 Feb 2024Health and Wellbeing 
Wed, 31 Jan 2024Corporate Scrutiny Committee (Budget update) 
Tue, 16 Jan 2024Community Safety and PFCC  
Wed, 13 Dec 2023Cost of Living 
Wed, 22 Nov 2023Corporate Scrutiny Committee 
Thu, 9 Nov 2023Finance Seminar 
Wed, 1 Nov 2023Devolution 
Mon, 22 May 2023Effective Ward Councillor  
Thu, 18 May 2023Governance 
Mon, 15 May 2023Introduction to the Council’s Management Board and Senior Managers 
Tue, 28 Feb 2023Housing Strategy 
Thu, 9 Feb 2023Planning (including enforcement) 
Wed, 26 Oct 2022Cost of Living 
Thu, 29 Sep 2022Economic Development 
Tue, 19 Jul 2022Levelling Up 
Thu, 16 Jun 2022Police and Crime Commissioner 
Tue, 4 Jun 2019Introduction to The Local Plan and Economic Development 
Thu, 30 May 2019Introduction to Environmental Services and Enforcement, and Housing and Community Services 
Tue, 14 May 2019Introduction to Council Services 
Thu, 9 May 2019Member Induction Day - Overview of the Council including Role of Councillor and Code of Conduct 
Mon, 28 Jan 2019PFCC 
Wed, 9 Jan 2019Lone Worker and Staying Safe 
Thu, 22 Nov 2018Governance Committee Training 
Thu, 8 Nov 2018Managing Challenging Behaviour 
Tue, 18 Sep 2018Partnership and Collaborative WorkingThis 2 hour session looks at partnership and collaboration examples within local government and looks at the role that elected members can play to enable and instigate the process. It also looks at the required key skills and some of the competencies that assist partnership building.
Thu, 26 Jul 2018Member Development - Planning EnforcmentSession outline: Guide to Planning Enforcement including: Outline of powers and enforcement tools, breaches of planning controls, permitted development, allegations which are not planning breaches, outline of powers for untidy land, unlawful adverts, protected trees and listed buildings.
Tue, 24 Jul 2018Knowing me, knowing you - Influential Impact 
Thu, 14 Jun 2018Influential Skills 
Thu, 24 May 2018Member Development - Health and wellbeingSession Outline: Be Well Strategy, Disabled Facilities Grants, Home First initiative, mental health provision
Mon, 16 Apr 2018Member Development - Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner/Community Safety HubsSession Outline: • To provide an overview of the work of the Office of the Police, Fire and CrimeCommissioner. • To provide an overview of the Braintree DistrictCommunity Safety Partnership Strategic Assessment 2017/18. • To provide an overview of the Braintree Community Safety Hub Session Outcomes: • Have an improved awareness of the work of the Office of the Police, Fire and CrimeCommissioner. • Understand the benefits & importance of partnership working within the Community Safety Hubs.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018Report Writing 
Thu, 22 Feb 2018Advance Communication 
Wed, 22 Nov 2017Overview and Scrutiny 
Thu, 16 Nov 2017Member Development Evening 
Wed, 26 Jul 2017Member Development 
Tue, 7 Mar 2017Member Development 
Wed, 16 Nov 2016Dangerous Wild Animals Act - Training 
Wed, 9 Nov 2016Managing Conflict 
Thu, 3 Nov 2016Member Development 
Wed, 12 Oct 2016Being Effective In Meetings 
Tue, 20 Sep 2016Sensory Awareness 
Thu, 8 Sep 2016Member Development 
Tue, 26 Jul 2016Member Development 
Thu, 14 Jul 2016Public Speaking/Presentation Skills  
Wed, 29 Jun 2016Member Development 
Thu, 28 Apr 2016Member Development 
Thu, 14 Apr 2016Member Development 
Tue, 22 Mar 2016Engaging Young People 
Thu, 18 Feb 2016Ward Leadership 
Tue, 12 Jan 2016Community Champions 
Wed, 16 Dec 2015Speed Reading 
Mon, 16 Nov 2015Effective Decision Making 
Mon, 10 Aug 2015Working with the media 
Thu, 16 Jul 2015Managing Difficult Situations 
Tue, 30 Jun 2015Public Health Development Training 
Thu, 21 May 2015Member Induction 
Thu, 14 May 2015Member Induction 
There are no hospitality and gift records for this member.

Councillors’ Community Grant

This Grant Scheme operates from 1st September 2016 and provides all 49 Ward Councillors with funds to support Organisations and Groups to develop and deliver community projects and initiatives that benefit local residents.

Councillors are obliged to consider the Member Code of Conduct when making grant decisions.  To aid transparency the details of each grant are published below. 

Grants made by Councillor Mrs Lyn Walters:


Organisation: Tabor Center
Project: New Range for Kitchen 
Overall cost of project: £1,290.60
Grant awarded: £645.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Stephen Canning
Date: 17th February 2017


Organisation: Al Falah Braintree Islamic Centre 
Project: Community Fun Day
Overall cost of project: £3000
Grant awarded: £100
Joint Grant: Yes (with Councillor Mrs M Cunningham, Councillor G Butland, Councillor J Cunningham, Councillor T Cunnigham, Councillor F Ricci, Councillor J McKee)
Date: 24th May 2018

Organisation:Carers First
Project:Carers Celebration Event
Overall cost of project: £2400
Grant awarded: £150
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors John Baugh, Bill Rose, John McKee, Mrs Sue Wilson, Mrs Gabrielle Spray, Malcolm Dunn, Stephen Kirby and Stephen Canning
Date: 18th September 2018

Organisation: Tabor Centre
Project:Medicine Cabinet
Overall cost of project:£400
Grant awarded: £150
Joint Grant:Yes - Councillors Bill Rose and Stephen Canning
Date: 25th October 2018

Organisation: The Friends of Bradford Street
Project:The Friends of Bradford Street Museum Wall
Overall cost of project: £2500 (requesting £2350)
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant:Yes - Councillors Mrs Wendy Schmitt, Malcolm Dunn, Miss Vanessa Santomauro
Date: 29th October 2018

Organisation: Hearing Help Essex Ltd
Project:Hearing Aid Support Service
Overall cost of project: £12,320 (requesting £2353.)
Grant awarded: £200.00
Joint Grant: Yes with Councillors Mrs Mary Cunningham, John Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Frankie Ricci, Peter Tattersley, Phil Barlow, Miss Vanessa Santomauro, Peter Schwier.
Date: 28th January 2019

Organisation: Daws Hall Trust
Charity Registration Number: 1157570
Project: Daws Hall Trust Projects 
Overall cost of Project: £28,500
Grant Awarded: £400
Joint Grant:YES (Cllrs Graham Butland, Tom Cunningham, Malcolm Dunn, Tony Everard, David Mann, Frankie Ricci and Mrs Wendy Schmitt)
Date: 25th March 2019
Financial Year: 2018/19


Organisation: Braintree District Mencap Society
Charity Registration Number: 237956
Project: Information Resource Room
Overall cost of Project: £30,000 (Requested £980.00)
Grant Awarded: £326.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Mrs Wendy Schmitt and Trevor McArdle
Date:  22nd July 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20

Organisation: Tabor Centre
Charity Registration Number:
Instruments for Music Class 
Overall cost of Project: 
Grant Awarded: 
Joint Grant:
Yes - Councillors Councillors Mrs Wendy Schmitt and Trevor McArdle
1st September 2019
Financial Year: 

Organisation: Community Iron
Charity Registration Number: 1162930
Project: Mental Health First Aid Train the Trainer
Overall cost of Project: £2232 (Requested £2232)
Grant Awarded: £100
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Miss Vanessa Santomauro, Graham Butland, Saif Rehman, Frankie Ricci, Mrs Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Kevin Bowers, Peter Tattersley, John McKee and Andrew Hensman
Date: 7th June 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20

Organisation: Baby Stuff
Project: New Shed, Base, Hilti Fixings 
Overall cost of Project: £1,250
Grant Awarded: £150.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Graham Butland, Frankie Ricci, Mrs Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham and Mrs Lyn Walters)
Date: 14th December 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20


Organisation: Lyons Hall Primary School
Project: GROW Sensory Garden
Overall cost of Project: £1,000
Grant Awarded: £250.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors: John Baugh, Ian Pritchard and Trevor McArdle
Date: 13th January 2021
Financial Year: 2020/21

Organisation: Braintree and Bocking Community Association
Charity No.: 301261
Project: Garden Improvement 2020
Overall cost of project: £2,800
Grant awarded: £1,685
Joint Grant: Yes (Councillors: Dean Wallace, David Hume and Mrs Sue Wilson)
Date: 1st December 2020
Financial Year: 2020/21


Organisation: Braintree District Museum Trust
Registered Charity No.: 1110447 and 05408088
Project: Exhibition 'Space Fact & Fiction'
Overall cost of project: £7,500
Grant awarded: £700
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors John Baugh, Kevin Bowers, Graham Butland, Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Andrew Hensman, John McKee, Ian Pritchard, Wendy Schmitt, Peter Tattersley, Dean Wallace and Justin Wrench
Date: 26th May 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: Tabor Centre
Charity Registration Number: 
Purchase extra equipment for members sole use
Overall cost of Project: 
Grant Awarded: 
Joint Grant: 
Yes - Councillor Trevor McArdle and Councillor Wendy Schmitt
12th August 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: Braintree District Mencap
Charity Registration Number: 237956
Project: Safe exit
Overall cost of Project: £4,638
Grant Awarded: £1002
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Wendy Schmitt and Trevor McArdle
Date:  1st November 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: Al Falah Braintree Islamic Centre
Registered Charity No.: 1086210
Project: Community Fun Day
Overall cost of project: £3,900
Grant awarded: £400
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, John McKee, Saif Rehman, Frankie Ricci, Mrs Wendy Schmitt and Dean Wallace
Date: 5th June 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Braintree District Museum Trust
Charity No.: 1110447/05408088
Project: Exhibition "The Wonderful World of Ladybird Artists"
Overall cost of project: £5000
Grant awarded: £850
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Andrew Hensman, John McKee, Ian Pritchard, Saif Rehman, Richard van Dulken
Date: 17th October 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23


Organisation: Friends of Bradford Street
Charity Registration Number: N/A
Project: Blue Plaques
Overall cost of Project: £2350
Grant Awarded: £100
Joint Grant: Yes (with Councillors J Baugh, K Bowers, L Bowers-Flint, G Butland, M Cunningham, T Cunningham, J Edwards, L Jefferis, G Prime, F Ricci, M Thorogood
Date: 17th August 2023
Financial Year: 2023/24

Organisation: Baby Stuff Braintree
Charity Registration Number: N/A
Project: Winter Warmers 2023
Overall cost of Project: £4000
Grant Awarded: £300
Joint Grant: Yes (with Councillors G Butland, M Cunningham, T Cunningham, J Edwards, G Prime, F Ricci, R van Dulken
Date: 5th November 2023
Financial Year: 2023/24

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Councillor: None

Spouse: N/A

2. Financial Support

Councillor: Election expenses met by Braintree Constituency Conservative Association

Spouse: N/A

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor: None

Spouse: N/A

4. Land/Property

Councillor: 37 Braiding Crescent, Braintree, CM7 3LU

Spouse: N/A

5. Property Licences

Councillor: None

Spouse: N/A

6. Tenancies with Braintree District Council

Councillor: None

7. Securities

Councillor: None

Spouse: N/A

Other Pecuniary Interest

8. Employment


9. Discharged Contracts with Braintree District Council


Registerable Non-Pecuniary interests

10. Relevant Memberships

Member of Braintree Constituency Conservative Association.

11. Gifts and Hospitality with as estimated value of at least £50


Updated: 31st May 2023

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

Expected attendances15 
Present as expected960%
Apologies received6100% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)2 

Attendance Details